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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 - THI IITHBRIDOI HERALD - Saturday, February 37, 1971 Livestock market report Lethbridge Livestock Sales Monday to Friday: 473 cattle; 80 calves; 1,959 hogs; 204 lambs. Butcher cattle prices were generally steady. Replacement cattle about steady. Trade active. Good and choice butcher steers meeting good demand, at steady to strong prices. Good and low choke butcher heifers weak to 25 lower. Medium and good cows strong to 25 cents or more higher, with odd heifery kinds up to 21. Bulls steady. Medium and good stocker and feeder cattle meeting reasonably good demand, from local buyers, prices no better than steady. Steers, choice 31 to 31.70; good 30 to 31, medium 28 to 29.75. Heifers, low choice 28 to 28.70, good 27.25 to 27.75, medium 26 to 27. Oows, good 20 to 20.70, medium 18.50 to 19.50, canners and cutters 15 to 17.75. Bulls, good 23 to 24.10. Good heavy feeder steers over 900 lbs., 30 to 31.80. Good light stock steers under 750 lbs. 33 to 36.40. Good feeder heifers 28.50 to 30.50. Good stock steer calves 37 to 40 lightweights to 42. Good stock heifer calves 32 to 34.50. Butcher hogs sold this week 5% to 10% GOOD NEWS Are you a good driver? Over 25 years of age? Claims free for 3 year*? YOU MAY BE PAYING 5% to 10% Mere than it necessary For your car insurance. CALL FOR DETAILS FORT WHOOP-UP AGENCIES ITO. 1117 3rd Ave. S. lethbridge, Alta. Phone 328-3251 FOB Lethbridge 21.85 to 22.40; base price. There were 454 hogs sold for export, price converted to 17.55 to 17.85 liveweight. Weaner and feeder hogs uneven. Weaners 4.75 to 13 per head. Light feeders under 100 lbs. 9.75 to 14 per head. There were insufficient heavy feeders on offer to establish . 'able quotations. Good lambs 26. Perlich Livestock There were 1,657 head of livestock sold this week at Perlich Bros. Auction Market Ltd. Receipts included 1,061 cat-te, 549 hogs and 47 sheep. The fat cattle market was steady. Feeder cattle varied from steady to 1.50 lower on some classes. Medium quality feeder steers and heifers showed the greatest loss; price quotations were as follows. Steers, choice 31 to 31.60; heifers of similar quality 28 to 28.60; good cows 20 to 20.50, odd heifery kinds selling higher; medium cows 17 to 20; good bulls 23 to 24.90. Steers, 800 to 1,000 lbs., 31 to 33.50; good steers 600 to 800 lbs., 32.50 to 35.60 with lightweights selling to 38. Feeder heifers 600 to 800 lbs., 28 to 31; plainer quality heifers 25 to 27. Good steer calves 250 to 400 lbs., 38 to 43.50: steer calves 400 to 575 lbs. 35 to 39. Heifer calves under 400 lbs., 34 to 36.25; heifer calves 400 to 550 lbs., 31 to 35.10 depending on quality and condition. Good quality bred cows and heifers 270 to 282.50; plain kinds 200 to 260. Baby calves 60 to 86 dollar each. All classes of weaner and feeder hogs met a good demand prices one to two dollars higher. Good weaners 8 to 11; light weaners 6 to 7.50; light feeders under 100 lbs., 12 to 18 dol lars; feeders over 100 lbs., 18 to 28.50 depending on weight. Bred sows and gilts 33 to 82.50. Bred ewes sold 32.50 to 39 dollars each. STAVELY LIVESTOCK COMMISSION Ltd. REGULAR WEEKLY SALE Wednesday, March 3rd at 1 p.m. SPECIAL STOCK COW and BRED HEIFER SALE 150 HEAD OF QUALITY STOCK COWS AND BRED HEIFERS PLUS ... THE REGULAR RUN OF FAT AND FEEDER CATTLE REMEMBER ... THE NEW SALE DAY AT STAVELY IS WEDNESDAY SAU CONDUCTED BY CHRISTIE LIVESTOCK LTD. Auctioneer - HERB CHRISTIE - lie. 231 Phone 328-7662 lethbridge Sole Barn 228-3777 REGULAR CATTLE SALE MONDAYS AT 1:00 P.NH TABER AND DISTRICT BEEF BREEDERS ASSOC. 2nd annual spring BULL SALE THURSDAY, MARCH 18th-! 2 noon Retiring From Farming? Sell your farm machinery, livestock and household effects by auction. List with us now. Choice dates available. PRAIRIE LIVESTOCK LTD. PHONE 223-3921, TABER - DAY OR NIGHT Auctioneer: JOHNNY CHARLTON Lie. 293 Salm Manager GARY JENSEN Next week 250 ore-owner yearling steers and heifers will be auctioned. Taber Livestock TABER-Trade was very active on a much improved market at this weeks Prairie livestock Ltd. sale. Feeder cows sold $2 higher. Butcher cows up 50 cents. Stock cows $10 stronger. Bulls up $1. Good yearling feeder steers gained $1.90. Feeder heifers up $1. Good steer calves up $1.50. Heifer calves gained $2. Weaner hogs gained $2 and feeder hogs were up $1. Light feeder cows 22.00 to 24.20; good butcher cows 20.50 to 21.30; fair to medium 19.50 to 20.25; stock cows and bred heifers $250.00 to $327.50. Bulls 23.50 to 25.00. Good yearling feeder steers over 750 lbs. 32.50 to 34.00; fair to medium over 750 lbs. 31.00 to 32.25; good yearling feeder heifers over 700 lbs. 30.00 to 30.50; fair to medium over 700 lb�. 23.75 to 29.75. Good rieer calves over 550 lbs. 36.00 to 39.00; from 450 to 550 lbs. 37.00 to 41.00. Good heifer calves over 450 lbs. 33.00 to 35.30; under 450 lbs. 35.00 to 38.00. Small calves $75 to $95. Weaner hogs $8.25 to $12; light feeder hogs $12 to $17; heavy feeder hogs $19 to $28.75. Macleod Livestock FORT MACLEOD - On offer 861 cattle and calves. Choice steers 31.20 to 31.70; good to choice 30 to 30.90. Choice heifers 29.30 to 29.60; good to low choice 28.30 to 28.90 with one package weighing 1,185 lbs. at 27.60. Good cows 20 to 21 with sales to 21.50. Medium 18.25 to 19.75; canners and cutters 15 to 18.50. Good bulls 23.50 to 25, with butchers 26.60 to 27.75. A few heavy feeder steers 31 to 32 with medium 29 to 29.75. Heavy steer calves over 600 lbs. sold 34.75 to 35.50; 500 to 575 lbs. weights 37 to 39 and lighter green kinds 40 to 42.50. A few feeder heifers mostly medium sold 28 to 30 with heavy heifer calves 31 to 32 and handy weights 33 to 34.50 with choice green kinds to 35.50. Ottawa weekly livestock report OTTAWA (CP) - Cattle deliveries at the 10 public stockyards from Monday to Thursday this week totalled 21,000 head, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week but about 2,-000 fewer than in the corresponding week a year ago. Exports of beef cattle to the United States last week totalled only 331 head, nearly all slaughter cattle over 700 pounds. Supplies of cattle at public markets were slightly higher and demand was somewhat improved, especially on top quality steers and good cows. Grain prices Winnipeg Grain Prices Prices Friday for Class Two wheat for export to countries outside IGA: 1 Nor 1.80%; 2 1.78%; 3 1.74%; 4 1.71%; 1 Durum 1.79V4; 2 1.76V4; 3 1.67%; 4 1.63; IGA prices: 1 Nor 1.80%; 2 1.78%; 3 1.74%; 4 1.71%; 1 Durum 1.7QV*; 2 1.76 Vt; 3 1.67%; 4 1.63. Grain quotes (Friday (basis Lakehead): High Low Close Flax May 254% 253�* 253% Jly 253 252Va 252% Oct 255% 254V4 254% Nov 254% Rapeseed Vancouver Mar 319% 315 315 May 293 295V4 295% Jly 278V4 273% 273% Sep 263% Rapeseed Thunder Bay Apr 298% 297% 297% Jun 281% 280 280 Oct 261 Dec 260 Oats May 85% 85% 85% Jly 85% Oct 86% Dec 86% Barley May 131% 130% 131% Jly 129% Oct 123% Dec 125 Rye May 116% 115% 115% Jly 109% 108% 108% Oct 112% Dec 113% Prices on steers varied from 25 cents higher to 50 cents lower for the week, and heifers were mainly steady with last week's close. Cows varied from a dollar higher to an odd dollar lower and bulls were generally steady to 50 cents higher. Top quality veal calves were in demand at firm prices. Feeder cattle and stock calves traded actively at steady to $1 higher. Hog prices moved downward at all centres and good lambs varied from $1 higher to $1 or more lower. Choice steers: Montreal 33 to 34; Toronto 33.50 to 34.50; Winnipeg 32 to 32.50; Saskatoon 31 to 32.25; Edmonton 31.25 to 32; Calgary 31.25 to 32. Good heifers: Montreal 25 to 25.50; Toronto 30 to 31; Winnipeg 28.50 to 29.50; Saskatoon 27.50 to 29; Edmonton 27.75 to 28.75; Calgary 28 to 29. Good cows: Montreal 22 to 23; Toronto 22 to 23; Winnipeg 21.50 to 22.50; Saskatoon 19 to 20.50; Edmonton 19 to 20; Calgary 19.50 to 21. Good feeder steers: Toronto 31 to 35; Winnipeg 30 to 36; Saskatoon 30 to 36; Edmc/.ton 29 to 37; Calgary 31 to 36. Good and choice veal calves: Montreal 42.50 to 47; Toronto 37 to 47; Winnipeg 45 to 50; Saskatoon 37.50; Edmonton 42 to 49. Good lambs: Toronto 31 to 35; Winnipeg 27 to 29.25; Saskatoon 23.25; Edmonton 26 to 26.50; Calgary 25.50. Basic hogs: Toronto 25 to 25.35; Winnipeg 22.55 to 23.40; Saskatoon 21.30 to 22.10; Edmonton 21.85 to 22.05; Calgary 21.95 to 22.20. Foreign investment helped make Alberta prosperous OTTAWA (CP) - Alberta Premier Harry Strom said Thursday he believes Canadians are unduly concerned about the dangers of foreign ownership of domestic industries. The Social Credit premier said Alberta's present prosperity is due almost entirely to development fostered by foreign investment in the province. Interviewed on the CBC television program Encounter, Mr. Strom said he believes the next federal-provincial constitutional conference in Victoria in June will be crucial for Confederation. Unless the provinces and federal government could agree on an amending formula for the British North America Act and a minimum number of amendments, the constituional conferences should be discontinued. Mr. Strom said that those who believe the federal government should block a proposed sale of the Canadian-owned Home Oil Co. to U.S. interests should reconsider. Was it fair for a government APPOINTMENT to tell the owner of Home Oil that although he had found a good buyer for his firm the sale could not go ahead because of the buyer's nationality? He said he was not especially concerned about a possible U.S. takeover of Home. Fishing banned on two coasts of island OTTAWA (CP) - The ban announced Thursday against large trawlers - both foreign and Canadian - from fishing within 12 miles of Newfoundland applies to the south and west coasts of the island only it was announced Friday. The Canadian Press erroneously reported Thursday that Fisheries Minister Jack Davis announced the ban on all coasts. Beef futures WINNIPEG (CP) - Trading was mostly inactive on the Winnipeg live beef futures market Friday with several bids at current levels. Open High Low Close Mar 32.70B May 31.00A Jly 31.25B Potato futures WINNIPEG (CP) - Trading was moderately active on the Maritime potato futures market Friday with several trades in the April and March future at current levels. Open High Low Close Mar 2.40A Apr 2.40 2.40A May 2.88 2.88 2.85 2.88 Computers catch credit card crooks TORONTO (CP) - Major oil companies in Canada are using computers to catch credit card crooks who annually steal millions of dollars worth of goods and services from motels, car rental agencies, restaurants and service stations, company officials said here. At least six of the largest oil companies are using, or planning to use, computers for instant checks on credit card purchases over $15, they said. > leum said his company was forced to hire a costly computer-detective system because each stolen credit card has been costing at least $1,000 to $3,000. Ton: Allmand, Fina's assistant treasurer, said his company has had "some losses reach $6,000 to $7,000" from a single credit card in a crook's hands. The computer system is owned by National Communications and Data Corp., of Atlanta, Ga. It works like this: When someone wants to make a credit card purchase over $15, a clerk or service station attendant dials a number, which connects him with the central computer in Atlanta, and has the card checked within 30 seconds. THE COMPUTER KNOWS The computer indicates whether the card is valid ir stolen and at the same time provides a credit rating on the customer. If the card is stolen, the attendant is able to confiscate it and call police. The computer company also services Gulf Oil, Supertest, Home Oil, Imperial Oil. Sun- Hog prices EDMONTON (CP) - Closing pricies provided by the Alberta Hog Producers' Marketing Board Friday: Edmonton: Quoted 21.75 to 22.90, average 22.45. Calgary: Quoted 21.85 to 22.35. average 22.S0. Red Deer: Quoted 21.90 to 22.95, average 22.55. Lethbridge: Quoted and average 22.40. Lloydminster: No market. Grande Prairie: No market Total hog sales 4,862, aver age 22.44. Total sows 18, average 14.25. RATE DOWN Government statistics show that Hong Kong's birth rate in 1970 dropped to 18.94 per thou sand compared with 19.89 in 1969. NEXT WEEK AT FORT MACLEOD AUCTION MARKET TUESDAY, MARCH 2nd, at 9:30 750-HEAD-750 ALL CLASSES OF CATTLE SLAUGHTER CATTLE SELL at 9:30 a.m. STOCKERS and FEEDERS SELL at 1:00 p.m. For Information and Listing* Contact FORT MACLEOD Ruction market, 'INItRhJIIONSI SMfS MtNAdlMIM t U B I l/i' .1(1" HVRLBURToq D. J. ROBINSON Mr. A. Berday, chairman of Agra Industries limited (Sa^o-toon, Saskatchewan) Communications Division, takes a great deal of pleasure in announcing the appointment of Mr. D. J. Robinson a� General Manager of Cablevision Lethbridge limited. Mr. Robinson brings to Cable-vision 33 years of Management Sales and Promotion experience in the radio TV field. He is married and has eight children and plans to move his family to lethbridge within the very near future. *** BREED BUILDER SALE FEATURING THE NEW BREEDS simmental - limousin brown swiss SATURDAY, MARCH 6th n a.m. BULLS C/2 Bloods) 56 Yearling Simmental Bulls 2 2-year-old Simmental Bulls 6 Yearling Limousin Bulls FEMALES (r/2 Bloods) 13 Yearling Simmental Heifers 2 Yearling Limousin Heifers to calve in June 2 Yearling Limousin Heifers 3 Hereford cows with Limousin calves at side 1 Angus cow with Limousin calf SALE CONDUCTED AT perlich bros. auction market Phone 328-3951, Box 1057 BROWN SWISS 5 Purebred Brown Swiss 2-year-old Heifers due this spring 5 Purebed Brown Swiss Yearling Heifers due this spring JUST LISTED -2 REGISTERED BROWN SWISS BULLS 1 3-year old 1 2-year old SEVERAL COWS AND HEIFERS OF VARIOUS BREEDS BRED TO NEW BREED BULLS SALE MANAGEMENT C A LIVESTOCK INTERNATIONAL LTD. 312-540 12th Ave. S.W. Phone 263-4078, CALGARY, Alta. oco soon will be starting the service and Shell Oil is considering the service. The companies indicated they were not overly concerned about gasoline losses. Their greatest concern is with losses on tires, batteries, and other appliances and large amounts run up on motels, restaurants and car rentals. Although none of the oil companies would comment oh the cost of the computer service, J. M. Esdaile, credit manager for Imperial Oil Ltd., estimated his company would "save about $2 for every $1 we spend." He said the Mobile Corp. In the U.S. paid the computer service about $500,000 in a year, but estimated it saved *5 million in fraudulent sales. THE STOCKMAN'S MARKET BUY TOP QUALITY HOGS From Leading Hog Producers Tuesday - 1 p.m. Weaners - Feeders - Sews - Bears Dairy.Cows - laby Calves - Sheep 400 - HEAD - 400 SPECIAL - 10 BABY CALVES Order Buying; and Trading Services Available Market Hogs assembled 5 days a week Monday thru Friday BUY TOP QUALITY FEEDER AND FAT CATTLE L Thursday - 1 p.m. 700 - HEAD - 700 SPECIAL 250 YEARLING STEERS AND HEIFERS From one owner. Including 100 Angus and Crossbred Heifers Suitable For Replacement BREED BUILDER SALE Saturday, Mar. 6th _ 11:00 A.M. Bulls and Females of The New Breeds SIMMENTAL - LIMOUSIN - SHOWN SWISS ANOTHER LARGE STOCK COW AND BRED HEIFER SALE _ Mon., March 8th - 1 p.m. SPECIAL: HIDDEN BAR RANCH LTD. AROROSSEN, ALBERTA 300 HEREFORD HEIFERS Bred to Limousin Bulls Prairie Pride, Prairie Dansuer. 100 HEREFORD CROSSBRED COWS Bred to Simmental Bulls - Farisien, Petunia Fern Capitone. These cattle were A1 Bred June 20 to Aug. 1, 1970 then Angus bulls were turned out - Pregnancy Tested. This sale will be limited to 800 head. List your cattle early. LARGE LUMBER AUCTION Tuesday, Mar. 9th FOLLOWING THI HOO SALE 50,000 Board Feel of Plain and Rough lumber Various Styles and Lengths WATCH FOR Dican Equipment Ltd. Gigantic Equipment Auction Friday, March 19th at 9 a.m. A complete sellout of Tractors - Combines - Balers - Swath* ers - Construction and Farm Equipment. WATCH FOR COMPLETE LISTING SPRING ROUNDUP BULL SALE Mon., March 22nd - 1 p.m. 100 Hereford - Angus - Shorthorn Rancher Bull* SOUTHERN ALBERTA CHAR0LAIS SALE Mon., March 29th BULLS AND FEMALES There ) a lot of interest in Recorded Charelais. Plan to sell yours at this Widely Advertised Sale. CHINOOK PERFORMANCE TESTING STATION R.O.P. BULL SALE Monday, April 26th 150 OF THE BEST - SIMMENTAL LIMOUSIN-HEREFORD AND ANGUS BULLS List your Farm or Special Sale Early and be assured of a good date. PERLICH BROS. AUCTION MARKET LTD. located In The Hub Of Southern Alberta's livestock Industry 3 Miles East Of lethbridge On Highway 3 And V* Mile South BOX 1057, LETHBRIDGE PHONE DAY OR NIGHT 328-3951 ;